Category Archives: motivation

Weekly Fit Tip – Be Careful of Experts

Don’t always believe everything that everyone tells you on the subject of health and fitness. There tends to be many “experts” out there in the world with all kinds of opinions, plans, and routines which may or may not be effective or even safe. Although I applaud their enthusiasm, I take their advice with caution. [...]
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Weekly Fit Tip – We Can All Win

We may all develop and progress at different levels. Don’t let the success of others lessen the significance of yours.  Measure your progress by your standards and not by those of others. We can all win.
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2016 Racing and Events

A number of 2016 events are starting to take shape. Visit the Schedule page for a partial listing. More details to follow.
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Weekly Fit Tip – Go For It

It can be intimidating to start an exercise program when you are surrounded by others who appear more experienced, more fit, and more knowledgeable. It can bring out our insecurities. Don’t let it. I’ve heard people tell me that they are afraid to go workout because they feel self conscious when they do. The fact is nobody [...]
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Weekly Fit Tip – Seize the Moment

Take advantage of any opportunity to get the body in motion. You never know when those opportunities may arise. Have a bag packed someplace accessible with the essentials so you can be ready to sneak in a quick workout. Always be prepared. Avoid ever having to say, “If I only had workout clothes with me”.
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Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish everyone a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving and Holiday season. While it’s often easy to get pulled down by the many hurdles that we all face every day, the reality is, we all have a lot to be thankful for. On a personal level, this has been a challenging year. A [...]
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Weekly Fit Tip – Set Measurable & Realistic Goals

Some people are Olympians. They have the genetic makeup and the resources to reach performance levels that most of us will never know. Don’t let the fact that we are not all Olympians limit your own dreams. Set measurable and realistic goals for yourself and don’t expect the same results as the pros you see [...]
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Through Her Eyes

Here is the chapter in my book Relentless Mettle – My Cancer, My Rules written by my wife. She recalls her perspective on my leukemia diagnosis. As told by Mary Grace Brown. In 2005, we had an extremely difficult year.  Steve’s dad was experiencing increased shortness of breath and after being evaluated, he was found to have [...]
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Rewind – My Diagnosis

An excerpt by my book “Relentless Mettle – My Cancer, My Rules” I received my calling into the world of endurance sports in 1986 when a friend invited me to do a triathlon with him. I scrambled to borrow a bike and a helmet and had no idea what else to wear but was instantly drawn [...]
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Weekly Fit Tip – Have a Plan but Be Flexible

On the subject of exercise plans … yes, plans are good. Have a plan, but be flexible. Consider the plan to be your high level road map guiding you to your destination. But be prepared to react to those unexpected road closures and delays. An  adjustment to or deviation from your plan is not necessarily [...]
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